Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Beware of illegal Z visa China Foreign Teachers teaching ESL & TEFL - You can easily get arrested and deported.

Are You Looking For:

If you used an agent to find a ESL or TEFL teaching job in China, there is a 33% chance your Z visa is NOT legal - even if it is real. What!?!  Yes, as bizarre as this may sound to you, here is what is going on and 80% of foreign teachers in China do not even know about this.
If your real true employer is not registered with SAFEA and SAIC they may be what is called a "black school" or "black learning center" (you can check our 2016 blacklist to check at www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org) they probably gave you an invitation letter from another company who is properly registered and legitimate. Although this is illegal it has been done for years and only a few dozen teachers were actually caught and deported. HOWEVER, following some bad behavior incidents of foreign teachers, the Chinese government is now doing their best to weed out all the many fake teachers in China who may never have taught anything, used a fake diploma to apply for their visa, or are working on the wrong visa. Last year they arrested and deported over 2,100 expat teachers who "faked" their way into China.

So this year the PSB is on a mission to scrutinize all 31,000+ visa applications of the foreigners now teaching in China as well as all the incoming new comers. THEY ARE NOW MATCHING INVITATION LETTERS TO YOUR ACTUAL EMPLOYER.
If there is not a match, you will get a friendly visit but even your best smile and Chinese language skills will not save you from being arrested, jailed and deported.

If the company, red seal, and SAIC business license all match with your real employer, you have nothing to worry about mate. If you are not sure how to check, you can email us a scan of your invitation letter, and the name of your actual employer and we can let you know within 2 weeks if your Z visa is legal or not - in strict confidence. of course. If you have an illegal Z visa you have three choices;
1) You can demand that your employer fix the problem with the proper Z visa (only possible if they are approved and registered with SAFEA)

2) You can quickly search out another white-listed employer who can hire you with the correct Z visa before your current visa expires - or you get caught.

3) You can simply depart China voluntarily on your own before you get caught and banned, and then reenter with a proper Z visa from a legitimate employer.

At present it is estimated that one-third of all Z visas issued are illegal. We urge you to check yours today. If you want our help with verification we ask that you first check our blacklist first at
www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com. If you do not see your school listed, then please send us the scan of your invitation letter to help[at]China ForeignTeachersUnion.org. Since our members get priority attention, you may have to wait up to two weeks for a reply. Thank you for your patience. You may also want to learn about other China scams at chinascamwatch.org

Here They Are! http://www.slideshare.net/LaowaiCareerCenter/2018-cftu-white-list-of-china-tefl-teacher-employers

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1 comment:

  1. Has anyone heard of Beijing RMD (Raymond)International at jobplacementchina.com? Are they legit?


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